Home Maintenance Resources

Doorbell/Intercom

Information from a local electrician is that over the years, the doorbell box on the outside of the home can become deteriorated from sun and heat and may need to be replaced if it is not working properly ~ homeowners have reported doorbells ringing at random and continuously. The doorbell and intercom run on a low-voltage transformer most likely located in one of two places a) on a garage wall; or b) in the attic/crawl space of your roof - mounted on a roof joist just above the attic access door. The transformer box is approximately 3 inches square and there are probably two transformers ~ one for the house number lights and one for the doorbell/intercom.

House Number Replacements

Ace Hardware
17026 W Bell Road, Surprise, AZ
Phone: 623-214-6500
Cost: $4.99 each (prices subject to change).
The numbers are available at the key desk in the back of the store.

Hacienda Lighting
15613 North Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-991-6767
Cost: $5.00 each (prices subject to change).
Hacienda will ship via UPS, owner must pay shipping cost.

The style has changed to a more script-like style. Therefore, it is recommended that if only one or two numbers need replacement, owners should order all five numbers for aesthetic consistency.

Light Bulbs for House Numbers

Ace Hardware
17026 W Bell Road, Surprise, AZ
623-214-6500

Ace Hardware
13850 W Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ
623-544-1020

True Value
13599 W Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ
623-584-7888

Cost: $1.99 each (prices subject to change). The light bulbs are available at the checkout counter.
(Note: wired-in series - replace both bulbs)

The lights run on a low-voltage transformer most likely located in one of two places a) on a garage wall; or b) in the attic/crawl space of your roof - mounted on a roof joist just above the attic access door. The transformer box is approximately 3 inches square and there are probably two transformers ~ one for the house number lights and one for the doorbell/intercom.

Mailbox

Paint Brand: Krylon Gloss Almond; red flag Krylon Banner Red

Door Repair: Any handyman can repair the mailbox door with a piano-type hinge.

Only the Phase IV metal mailbox style is available. This style is slightly different from the style of Phase I, II and III and will involve some reconstruction of the supporting post. Cost: $110 for the mailbox and $100 for the post. (prices subject to change)

Stucco mailboxes require application for ARC approval. Application for a double stucco mailbox requires the name, address and signature of both homeowners. Click here for details on the application process.

Making Changes to your Home or Property

Follow the ARC Application and Process. This link will assist you with the September 2018 Design Guidelines (allowable changes to your home or property) and the application process.

Plants & Landscaping

Visit the Plants & Landscaping page for more information

Trash Can Lid

Parks & Sons (waste management provider) will inspect a trash can lid upon request to determine if the lid can be fixed or needs to be replaced. Requests for inspection can take 7-10 days; please call their office at 623-974-4791. Be prepared to give specifics about the problem (large lid, small lid, hinge, etc.). Lid replacement cost is the responsibility of the homeowner; new lids are available from the sources listed below. Cans and liners are the responsibility of the homeowner.

  • Ace Hardware (13850 W. Camino Del Sol 623-544-1020)
  • True Value (13599 W. Camino Del Sol 623-584-7888)

Weed Control

If you put down a pre-emergent in October and January, you should have minimal problem with weeds. If you did not, make sure you receive regular visits by your landscaper to remove weeds. This is especially critical during the summer months when many homeowners leave the community during the hot summer.

Antenna and Satellite Installation

Parking

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